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AG Brown leads fundraising race for Calif. governor

Chris Rizo Jul. 1, 2009, 4:24am

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown leads the fundraising race for the 2010 gubernatorial contest despite having yet to officially announce his candidacy.

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Minn. Supreme Court: Al Franken won Minnesota Senate race

Chris Rizo Jul. 1, 2009, 9:00am

Al Franken (D) ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Democrat Al Franken won the state's protracted U.S. Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.

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Ohio justices to hear satellite TV tax case

Chris Rizo Jul. 1, 2009, 10:40am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)- The Ohio Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear a challenge to a state sales tax imposed on satellite television companies.

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King: Rethink GM bankruptcy plan

John O'Brien Jul. 1, 2009, 3:14pm

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King is appealing a part of General Motors' bankruptcy plan that he says will harm former GM employees on workers' compensation.

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Doctor gets money for legal bills stemming from AG's botched case

Chris Rizo Jul. 1, 2009, 4:41pm

Dr. Anna Maria Pou BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-Dr. Anna Maria Pou will receive nearly $457,000 to pay some of her legal bills after being arrested by then-Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti for allegedly killing patients during Hurricane Katrina.

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Litigation ends after development of N.J. ocean-side protected

Nick Rees Jul. 1, 2009, 5:00pm

Anne Milgram (D) TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Following seventeen years of litigation, the state of New Jersey has entered into a settlement agreement to preserve most of an environmentally important, 96-acre parcel of land in Cape May while allowing a portion of the tract to have limited development.

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New Calif. law overhauls digital discovery procedures

Chris Rizo Jul. 1, 2009, 6:17pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law legislation this week that is aimed improving discovery practices for attorneys on both sides of cases.

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Coakley reaches settlement with Merrill Lynch

Ashley Stinnett Jul. 2, 2009, 12:42am

Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline)- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached a settlement with Merrill Lynch over claims the company misled the city of Springfield into unlawfully investing into auction-rate securities.

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N.J. reaches settlement with seventh moving and storage company this year‏

Nick Rees Jul. 2, 2009, 3:00am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A moving company in New Jersey's Passaic County has settled allegations it operated without a license.

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Arbitrator says Nebraska owes Kansas $10k for water usage

Chris Rizo Jul. 2, 2009, 4:34am

Jon Bruning (R) LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-The arbitrator appointed to resolve a multistate water fight among Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska says Nebraska has violated a U.S. Supreme Court decree.

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Blumenthal: DPUC agrees to cuts

Ashley Stinnett Jul. 2, 2009, 4:54am

Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline)- The Connecticut Department of Utility Control has agreed to reject a rate increase by Connecticut Natural Gas, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said.

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Mich. AG opposes Blue Cross Blue Shield rate increase

Chris Rizo Jul. 2, 2009, 4:56am

Mike Cox (R) LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has asked the state insurance commissioner to deny an application for an interim rate request from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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Hawaii governor vetoes online tax bill

Chris Rizo Jul. 2, 2009, 5:28am

Linda Lingle (R) HONOLULU, Hawaii (Legal Newsline) - Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle this week vetoed legislation that would have taxed retailers that have affiliate relationships with online companies such as Amazon and Overstock.

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Poultry producers seek to delay trial

Chris Rizo Jul. 2, 2009, 5:44am

Drew Edmondson (D) TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline)-A group of large-scale poultry companies being sued by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson have asked a federal judge to delay the Sept. 21 trial date.

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Obama says Supreme Court 'moving the ball' on affirmative action

Chris Rizo Jul. 2, 2009, 12:23pm

Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-President Barack Obama on Thursday praised this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision favoring white firefighters in New Haven, Conn.

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Another agrees to Cuomo's pension fund reform

John O'Brien Jul. 2, 2009, 12:45pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A third company has signed New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's code of conduct designed to reform public pension systems.

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Alabama chief justice decides against gubernatorial run

Chris Rizo Jul. 2, 2009, 1:19pm

Sue Bell Cobb (D) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline)-Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb says she will remain on the state's high court rather than run for governor in 2010.

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Pa. SC will rule on Gov. Rendell's contract with plaintiffs firm

John O'Brien Jul. 2, 2009, 1:20pm

Rendell HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a pharmaceuticals company that says a major plaintiffs firm hired by Gov. Ed Rendell should not be allowed to sue it.

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Miss. jury awards $7M in lead paint case

John O'Brien Jul. 2, 2009, 1:52pm

FAYETTE, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A Jefferson County, Miss., jury has awarded $7 million to the plaintiffs in a lead paint suit against Sherwin-Williams Co.

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State AGs reach tentative agreement with General Motors

Chris Rizo Jul. 2, 2009, 2:39pm

Jon Bruning (R) LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-Thirty states have reached a tentative agreement with General Motors Corp. over concerns the troubled automaker's bankruptcy plan would trample state laws, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday.

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